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About crabandfish

The everyday and the extraordinary loves of life. We have a one acre cold zone garden in the mountains of rural Victoria, Australia. This blog chronicles its ever changing nature. We also love traveling and writing, our cats, our chickens, the sea, cooking, and of course, our garden.

The pinky garden


This Spring, after a very cold winter, it’s a pink garden.

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Surprise harvest


The tomatoes this year have been unusually late. As temperatures plummet and new garden beds needed, these came as a pleasant surprise. I guess this marks the end of autumn. Make room for winter plantings. Happy gardening, no matter the … Continue reading

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Wisteria: waiting for winter 


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Marking time


I starting marking term papers this morning but became distracted by this… Leaves and cats wait for no one! I guess the marking can wait a bit longer. 😊

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The road less travelled


Today is my grand-daughter, Jasmine’s tenth birthday – I wish for her – a good road; a bejewelled road; a kind road; a healthy road; a joyous road; a peaceful road; a road filled with love, courage and confidence. May this … Continue reading

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Appreciation


Today I was notified that this blog has reached 100 followers! I am very grateful to all of  you, all over the world. This blog started as way to link family to our travels. It is now more of a … Continue reading

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A garden lookout


Record rainfall over the last few months have prevented me from spending time in the garden. We have had snow, wind, hail and low level flooding! What a winter! I guess this little fellow is waiting patiently for my return. … Continue reading

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The garden path


Closer to home, this path leads to precious nature.

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Tasmanian Idyll


Lost  in never ending time; Swept by barren winds: Sand and sail and sea Found in beauty And peace.

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Taming the Tamar


We walked the dogs and talked that morning along the Tamar 

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